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Teaching English in Spain

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Teaching English in Spain

TEFL Jobs in Spain. Spain is one of the most popular locations in Europe and the world for teaching English abroad.  English teachers in Spain typically find work in September or early October, and then again in January. Most contracts for teaching English in Spain end in late June. For those looking to teach English in Spain through the summer, opportunities at summer English language camps are available in Spain and throughout Europe. Positions typically start in late June and early July.  

English teachers in Spain will be expected to interview in person once they arrive in Spain, and they will also be responsible for their airfare, as well as housing.  Many English teachers in Spain live in apartments recently vacated by previous teachers, and many room with their coworkers. 

A solid hourly wage enables English teachers in Spain to live a comfortable and enjoyable lifestyle.  Schools in Spain typically offer 20-25 hours per week of work, leaving you plenty of opportunity to travel and explore.  English teachers do not need to have a BA to teach in Spain, but a TEFL certification is absolutely necessary.  Major cities for English teaching jobs in Spain are Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, and Valencia.  The English teaching market in Spain is compromised primarily of British and American teachers as well as a substantial number of Irish, Canadians, Australians, South Africans and New Zealanders.

Teaching English in Spain

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Feedback from International TEFL Academy Alumni who are now teaching English in Spain:

describe the imageQ&As:
Huelva, Spain Q&A with Allison Clark
Barcelona, Spain Q&A with Gabriele Dow  
Barcelona, Spain Q&A with Lexi Sabatino
  
San Sebastian, Spain Q&A with Kylee Burgin 
Sevilla, Spain Q and A with Maggie Vosters
Barcelona, Spain Q&A with Rachel Sair

Articles:
Teaching English in Spain: A Great Experience and a Foundation for a Great Future - By Ryan Franco
Life’s Too Short - Dustin Burgin
The Imagery of Change - Gabriele Dow
Confessions of an American Abroad - Alexis Sabatino

Blogs:
Lexi Sabatino:  http://womanwanderer.tumblr.com
Dustin Burgin: www.weekendtravelers.blogspot.com 
Alison Clark: www.adventuresofamystic.com 
Erin Lake & Rob Morgan: www.ErinAndRobInSpain.blogspot.com 
Molly Torbert: http://mollyandmadrid.wordpress.com
Rachel Sair: http://mylife2blog.wordpress.com/

 

Requirements & Guidelines for Teaching English in Spain

  • EducationBA/BS is prefered but not required; TEFL TESOL Certification is required and students can obtain certification at our Madrid Spain TEFL Course, Barcelona Spain TEFL Course or any of our other Worldwide TEFL TESOL locations or by taking the Online TEFL TESOL Class.
  • Peak Hiring Months: Mid Sept, Early Oct & January
  • Types of Jobs: Foreign language schools, Summer English language camps
  • Typical Hiring Process: Interview in person in Spain
  • Average teaching hours per week: 20-30 hours of classroom & extra prep time
  • Types of Students: Business professionals, Children in Summer Camps
  • Cost of Living per Month: 1,200 - 1,500 Euro; 1,800 - 2,200 USD
  • Average Monthly Pay: 1,200 - 1,500 Euro; 1,800 - 2,200 USD
  • Start-up Cost: 2,400 - 3,100 USD
  • Potential to Save or Break-even: Break-even
  • Accommodation/Housing benefits Paid: No
  • Flight Reimbursement: No

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spain english teaching europe abroadInteresting Facts About Life in Spain

  • The people of Spain spend more money on food per capita than any other population in Europe.
  • As of July 2009, 76% of Spaniards identified themselves as Catholic, though most are non-practicing. 
  • Spanish cinema has achieved major international success, winning Oscars for recent films such as Pan’s Labyrinth and Volver.
  • Real Madrid C.F. and F.C. Barcelona are two of the most successful football clubs in the world.
  • The Spanish national team won the FIFA World Cup in 2010 and the European Cup in 2012.  Olé!

Teaching English Spain

Your life teaching English in Spain....

A strong cup of coffee in the morning, a large delicious lunch, a mid afternoonTeach English in Spain siesta, a light dinner, and then late night dancing until dawn; this is a day in the life in Spain.  Whether you are taking a sun drenched seaside stroll in Barcelona, or sipping sangria in a café in Madrid, Spain offers both locals and foreigners an undeniably pleasant lifestyle.  Most English teachers in Spain work 20-25 hours weekly in the classroom, though many also take on private students to make extra money. Because most students are working professionals or university students, you should expect to be giving some lessons in the late afternoon and evenings. A large number of national holidays provides ample opportunities to explore Spain's endless array of cultural and natural treasures from sun-soaked beaches and exquisite Moorish architecture to world-class museums containing works from Spanish national like Picasso and Dali. 

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